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Giraffe House and Hippopotamus House on the Cotton Terraces

A Grade II Listed Building in Camden Town with Primrose Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.5358 / 51°32'9"N

Longitude: -0.1578 / 0°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 527865

OS Northings: 183490

OS Grid: TQ278834

Mapcode National: GBR 83.RM

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.6NXH

Entry Name: Giraffe House and Hippopotamus House on the Cotton Terraces

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207752

Location: Westminster, London, NW1

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Camden Town with Primrose Hill

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Marylebone

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

5/3 ; 14/1 REGENT'S PARK
Giraffe House and Hippopotamus
5.2.70 House on the cotton terraces
- II
Giraffe House. c 1836 by Decimus Burton for the Zoological Society (restored).
Stock brick; slate roofs. Central pavilion for giraffes with lower east wing as
the original hippopotamus house and balancing west wing a matching addition
(probably by Salvin). 1 storey pavilions, each of 3 bays. Central pavilion has
semi-circular arched tall stable doors with linking impost string. Flanking pavilions
have similar semi-circular arched stable doors. Central pavilion has pediment gable
ends to roof and deep bracketed eaves. Flanking pavilions have cornice band and
blocking course. Decimus Burton landscaped the original gardens and designed the
zoo buildings for the Society between 1826 - 41, influenced by the Paris Jardin
des Plantes.

Listing NGR: TQ2786583490

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